Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Mus 057 Graduate Music Theory Entrance Exam

The Graduate Entrance Examination in theory is a diagnostic test designed to assess entering graduate students' knowledge of music theory as presented in traditional undergraduate theory sequences. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of aural dictation, analysis and Seventeenth Century voice leading. The examination will include harmonic analysis from the Baroque through Romantic periods. Students who do not pass the exam will be required to take and pass Mus 512 Graduate Theory Review, before registering for any advanced graduate music theory courses. The exam is given in June and September of each year. Contact the School of Music & Theater for more information about specific times.


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